2017 Missions Conference
Special Events:

The 2017 Missions Conference will begin March 29th. We will start at 7PM Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evening.

We're honored to have three families with us this year. Leo and Kathy Paine, are "Standing in the Gap" missionaries; The Josh Wright family, who have started a church in Chesterfield, Missouri; and the James Nelson family, who will be starting a church in Joplin, Missouri.

Our Missions banquet is Saturday night at 6:30. We'll have a time of singing, fellowship, food and of course, good preaching!

We'll wrap up our conference Sunday evening.

Below are pictures and biography's of our missionary families that will take part in this years conference.

James & Ashlee Nelson Family
Missionaries to Mexico

Bro. James moved to Missouri in 2008 with his wife and family. they started attending Calvary Baptist Church in Knob Noster, Missouri that summer. Bro. Nelson trusted Christ as his savior at the end of his first mission conference on October 19th 2008. He surrendered to preach the following year at the end of his second mission conference on October 17th 2009. The Nsleon family served willingly in the church’s children ministries, nursing home ministries, and Veterans home ministries. His heart has always been for home missions. In 2013 they surrendered to the call to be church planting missionaries. The Lord then began to work on their hearts for a place to plant. The city of Joplin was brought to our attention and we began to pray about it. This was answered and confirmed in 2016.

The Nelson's have four children, Laura is 9, Mark is 7, Caleb is 5, and Hannah is 2.

Josh Wright Family
Church Planters in Chesterfield, Missouri

God has called the Wright family to a speci?c area in St. Louis County, MO. With a population of over 1,000,000 people, St. Louis County is the most populated county in all of Missouri. There are over 100 municipalities in St. Louis County. Many of these locations are growing and are in great need of Bible Believing, Fundamental Baptist Churches. 48% of the people who live in this area do not attend church anywhere, representing nearly 500,000 unchurched people. Less than 8% of people in St. Louis County attend a Baptist church of any kind. Most of those who do attend church attend Catholic or non-denominational churches. God has called them to plant an Independent Baptist Church on the west side of St. Louis County in the city of Chester?eld, MO. Chester?eld is a city of nearly 50,000 people. This city has seen great growth over the past 15 years. This developing community, is known for its recreation, shopping, dining, and lodging, but it needs a church. It needs a church with a gospel witness that will present Christ to them, and then help them grow in their relationship with God. The need to plant solid independent Baptist churches has never been greater than it is today. Every week nearly 50 churches in America close their doors never to open them again. America is now home to almost 200,000,000 unchurched people. That makes our nation the fourth largest unchurched nation in the world- just behind China, India, and Indonesia. Our burden is “To make known to the sons of men, His mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of His Kingdom.” (Ps. 145:12) The Lord has made it clear to us that He wants us to take the things that we have learned from serving with the First Baptist Church of Milford and share them with others. II Timothy 2:2 says, “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” We desperately ask that you would pray with us, as the Apostle Paul asked the church at Colosse to pray- “Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ…” (Col. 4:2-3)

The Wright's have three children, Alaina is 9, Braylon is 6, and Nolan is 3.

Leo & Kathy Paine
Standing in the Gap

Bro. Leo Paine was saved in December 1974 as the result of the death of a little boy in their neighborhood. His funeral was the first time Bro. Paine had ever attended a funeral for a saved person. After the funeral the preacher began to visit the Paine’s home in Vermont. After many weeks of trying to disprove the preacher, Bro. Paine realized his lost condition and accepted the Lord as his Savior. In 1984, Bro. Paine surrendered to go to Bible College. He moved his family to Peoria, Illinois where both Leo and Cathy graduated from Fellowship Baptist College. Bro. Paine has worked as an Associate Pastor in two different churches before pastoring for 9 years in Nebraska. God has called them to be available to missionaries and churches and have ‘Stood In The Gap’ in the Czech Republic (3 different occasions), Nauru (twice), Holland (twice), and Fiji.
Bro. Leo and Cathy have been married 49 years. They have 2 children, 4 grandchildren and 2 foster great-grandchildren.